Thyme contains many volatile oils, including thymol which is highly antiseptic. It is excellent for disinfecting the airways and relaxing bronchial spasm, and as an expectorant to ‘purge phlegm’. It’s also good for digestive complaints, urinary and vaginal infections, and is used a base for mouthwashes, gargles and toothpaste.
Beware, beware if your garden’s fair
Let no man steal your thyme … [Traditional]